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tv   [untitled]    October 27, 2012 9:00pm-9:30pm PDT

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>> good afternoon, i'd like to call the october 23rd, meeting of the public utilities
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commission to order. madam secretary, would you call the roll? >> commissioner moran? >> here. >> commissioner torres? >> here. >> commissioner caen? >> here. >> commissioner vietor? >> here. >> commissioner courtney? >> here. >> commissioners, you have the minutes of the october 9 meeting. in front of you. are there any additions or corrections? >> i move the minutes. >> second. >> moved and seconded. any comment? all those in favor? >> aye. >> the motion carries. madam secretary, i'd like to move item 6 next on the agenda. would you call that, please? >> item 6, other commission business, discussion and possible action in accordance with rule 6 of the rules of order to nominate and elect officers. >> and specifically that would be the offices of president and vice president of the commission. taking the president first, commissioner vietor. >> it would be my great pleasure to nominate
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commissioner torres as the next president of the san francisco public utilities commission. >> thank you. and is there a second? >> second. >> and seconded. is there comment? >> [speaker not understood]. [laughter] >> that's good. >> is there any public comment? seeing none, all of those in favor. >> aye. >> opposed? the motion carries unanimously. >> congratulations. >> with that, you're president. and if i can give you the archly he -- gavel and take your seat. [laughter] >> one final, pass the resolution in your absence. thanking you for your service to the city and county of san francisco which spans more than your one-year service in fresno. >> thank you very much. (applause) >> >> and i'd like to echo
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appreciation for mr. moran. thank you so much for your leadership. >> thank you. it has been my honor and pleasure to be able to serve not only as a commissioner, but also as president for the last year. and i thank you very much for your assistance and the work of staff to support it as well. so, thank you. mr. president, carry on. >> thank you very much. >> before you do, i, too, would like to echo my thanks to andy for his very hard work. there are a lot of things that happened this year, and also to note that andy, as you all know, was on management side at one point. and here he wears the hat as president of the commission, and he never micro managed, he never tried to wear two hats. and i admire him greatly for that. in the past we've had people that had been from management that do become president of the
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commission and they seem to want to be on both sides, so to speak. so, i admire that greatly in you. >> thank you. >> and the new president will take that under consideration as well. [laughter] >> the chair will now entertain a motion for vice president of the commission. >> i would like to make that motion. >> commissioner caen. >> thank you. i would like to nominate vince courtney as vice president of the putctiontion commission. >> second. >> moved and seconded. are there any comments? all signify by saying aye. >> aye. >> abstentions? motion is carried. welcome, mr. vice president. >> thank you, mr. president. >> aye guess we'll move to the next item, which is item number 4. public comments. the traveler has returned. commissioners, in the year
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2012 it's good to see a transition like this. so, you see a former assembly person bringing his experience and a union man bringing his experience at a time where a lot has to be done in this city. and i would like to thank the president, the former chairperson for what has already been stated. i've known him for a very, very long time and i used to work at the presidio. so, we have a lot to do, especially with the sewer system improvement project. and we discussed a lot about the water system improvement project. and y'all have in this chambers listened to a lot of people from the city and county of san francisco, including a lot of
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members of the community, disadvantaged members who have come here and spoken to you all and asked your help. so, i think having a chair with a lot of his legislative experience, having a union person who should fully understand what our city needs, and who should focus on helping our community, especially creating career jobs because we hear a lot, we hear a lot from the heads of departments. we hear a lot from the mayor. we hear a lot from the mayor's office of economic development and work force. but i would say the san francisco public utilities commission, because you are an
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enterprise department, you all have a little more clout to do things in a better way and to fulfill the aspirations of those who have come here again and again and again asking for help. so, i wish you all the best and i encourage the chair and the vice-chair to do whatever it takes in this year and in the next year and the year following, because these three years will be very, very important to lay down the foundation. we already see with the big so-called prize, they did what they could with the water system improvement project. we need to do better with the sewer system improvement project. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. ms. jackson.
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good afternoon. i want to say thank you to the former chair for the work that you've done. i've been knowing for many, many years and worked with for many, many years, and you the chair and the vice-chair i've been knowing for -- i'm not going to say how long. >> thank you. [laughter] but i want to congratulate the both of you for the work that's coming before you and the work that you have done in working with my community. i'm take talking about bayview hunters point community. and i'm looking for you to continue doing the good work that needs to be done that has not been done by the city and county of san francisco. and i will be coming back before you. and i know my three commissioners who were reappointed, i am so happy. and i'm going to ask the secretary when it comes to the next public comment to read what i have given to her so everybody can hear her plainly
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that you might not hear me. thank you very much. >> thank you, ms. jackson. terrence jones. commissioners, i'm terrence jones. i'm here, i just want to get some feedback. i'm the chair of the citizens advisory committee and i have some questions in my last quarterly report that i wanted to let you know that we haven't just forgotten about. first of all, thank you, mr. moran, a president. it was nice of you to spend some time with me giving me some ideas about how to work with you. congratulations to the new president, the new vp. commissioner moran asked if we can move our chc meeting to the third tuesday of the month which we did last month to try to better accommodate giving feedback to the commission. so, last month we actually moved it, had to cancel it due to the debate, but november 20th we're having our next
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meeting. commissioner courtney and commissioner vietor asked if we give input on the community choice aggregation about how best to reach out to some of the non-english speaking community. and we've had -- we had a presentation in the power subcommittee. todd vestrom is going to talk about that and talk about the powers the community have under item 13. we also in our next meeting are going to have further discussions with the puc et presenting as well as the department of the environment about possible ways that we can better reach out about the program. and that's it, thank you. >> thank you very much. any questions from members of the commission? thank you. mr. dick allen. >> i'm sorry, i actually do have a comment on that. i believe we are in receipt of one of the cca stakeholders who


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